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Volunteer and Market Yourself…Remarkably

“Remarkable Marketable Mehelps you share your remarkable gifts volunteering, making you more marketable along the way.

By Jean Robb

I didn’t have the best childhood. We didn’t have much, so if you needed something you had to find a way to get it. I started working at 11 years old selling candy door to door. I know very scary right, but at 11 years old all I knew was I had to sell a certain amount of candy before I could go home. When I knocked on a door, out came my foot and I didn’t move it until you bought a box of candy. The skills I learned from my difficult childhood, (my lemons) really became a blessing (my lemonade).

I learned at a really young age that persistence will open many doors. As an adult I have walked out on a stage with a tiger after Zig Ziglar and talked to over 2,000 people about overcoming their fears. I know you must be thinking…a tiger? I have volunteered for over 15 years with big cat sanctuaries and have learned you can do something you really love while helping others in remarkable ways. In today’s economy you hear lots of people say they can’t find a job. So what happens?

The longer you’re out of work, you start to lose your contacts. You’re not keeping up with the day-to-day changes in your trade. You’re simply out of the loop. The longer you’re in this position the more the fear sets in. What if I can’t find a job? I have so much to offer, how do I get someone to talk to me? Well as you can see, fear can really take a hold of you, it makes you feel like a deer in the headlights. How do you overcome these things?

First off, STOP listening to the FEAR and STOP making EXCUSES. Look, I’ve made many of the same excuses when I’ve let fear be a part of my life. I now realize that the answer to overcoming the fear is to replace it with remarkable things you can be proud of. Instead of asking why would anyone want to hire me, ask yourself why not me?

After volunteering you could say. Look at the change I’ve made in the lives of others. Look what I’ve learned along the way. Look at the skills I’ve been taught while helping others. Look at the great people I’ve met. They’ve seen first hand the type of passion I put into any job I take on. So how will this work? I have made a commitment to bring you a volunteering opportunity at least once a week. The process of volunteering can be more complicated than people may think.

Email me your news. I have included in each story all the information I received and the direct contacts to make it really easy for you to get your foot in the door.Network, Network, Network” See how you can use that experience to build your resume. Most of all how did you feel about helping others today.

My goal is to get you to share with all of us your experience. Think about how much we can learn from each other. Please email me your pictures and story to so I can post them each day. I will add the trademarks, video and links for you.

Jean Robb is a real estate agent in the Dallas – Fort Worth area who is committed to promoting the importance of volunteering for your community.We have the infrastructure in place with the best real estate team in North Texas, and the process for you and I, together can “give back” to those in need without costing you an extra dime. It’s a win/win for both of us. When you contact me, just mention this page and I'll donate 5% of my commission to any non-profit you want to help!

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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Parkland Health and Hospital System
 Hi Jean Robb here,
Shelly Valderrama is such a big fan of Parkland Hospital, I've really become a big fan too. Look at the fantastic new Parkland Hospital just now starting construction. Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, TX is ranked nationally in 2 adult specialties. It was also high-performing in 3 adult specialties, as shown below. Parkland Memorial Hospital is a 672-bed general medical and surgical facility with 41,364 admissions in the most recent year reported. It performed 7,127 annual inpatient and 9,522 outpatient surgeries. Its emergency room had 147,197 visits. Parkland Memorial Hospital is a teaching hospital. It is accredited by the Joint Commission (JC). I hope that Parkland can continue to provide the outstanding care and that budget cost will not stop the progress for this much needed improvement! Let your voice be heard if Parkland Hospital is important to you. Please be a voice for the people that need the great care that Parkland Hospital provides.

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At 54 years old, Parkland Memorial Hospital is outdated and 50 percent too small for the current volume of patients — over a million visits per year. Much of the utilities infrastructure is in need of replacement. The facility does not meet current code and is inefficient to operate, overcrowded, and functionally deficient. Physical limitations in the hospital often make it necessary to park patients' beds in the hallways while they wait for treatment. Some treatments are now limited to certain days of the week to manage the number of people in the facility.
With the County population expected to double by 2025, Parkland needs replacing in order to meet Dallas County's future healthcare needs.Parkland's mission, conditions, and future, have been thoroughly studied and evaluated over the past six years by the Dallas County Hospital District Board of Managers, Dallas County Commissioners Court, hospital leadership, and blue ribbon panel members from various businesses and organizations. From all of the alternatives that were studied, the alternative for total replacement of the current inpatient and outpatient campus was selected. A 17-story state-of-the-art hospital, surrounded by new clinics and parking garages, will replace Dallas County's overcrowded charity hospital in 2014.
Parkland Memorial Hospital's board of managers approved a preliminary site plan Tuesday for a campus that will be built on 26 acres across Harry Hines Boulevard from where the 54-year-old hospital sits.The main tower of the new hospital will have almost 2 million square feet of floor space, making it almost twice the size of the current one.The planning effort has focused on the main hospital building, the most complex component of the new campus, officials said. The hospital tower will be surrounded by two clinic buildings, a central utility plant and a massive parking garage. The site also has space for a second garage and future expansion of the main hospital.Visitors, patients and staff will have easy access to a DART rail station and bus transfer station, both of which are adjacent to the campus' main buildings.The hospital's first floor will house a much-expanded emergency department that includes Parkland's trauma center and a separate treatment area for Dallas County jail inmates. "We wanted to be sure we had the emergency room's ambulatory entrance right there on Harry Hines," said John M. Haupert, the hospital's chief operating officer."Most hospitals put the emergency entrance out of the way in the back of the building," he said. "That's where we'll have the ambulances arriving."The hospital's second floor will include the pharmacy, imaging and other testing areas, while services related to Parkland's busy labor and delivery units will be on the third floor. Neonatal intensive care will occupy the fourth floor.The rest of the hospital's floors are divided among surgical and medical uses, including a new burn unit on the sixth floor and psychiatric and rehabilitation units on the 17th floor.
The roof will have three helipads for patients arriving by helicopter. The current hospital has a helipad on a nearby parking garage.The date of occupancy is not known due to the complexity of the move," said Walter_Jones, senior vice president of health care facilities, planning and development.

How potential medicaid cuts could affect Parkland Hospital
It's important to keep moving forward!  
Message from CEO
 Last week, the Texas House Appropriations Committee passed House Bill 1, which would drastically slash funding to hospitals and doctors. Similar discussions are happening in Washington about funding cuts as well as changes in health policy to try to deal with deficits and the cost of health care. Yet some of the proposals might not truly save any money, but rather simply shift the chairs around the Titanic. 
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 Now is the Time to Stand for Parkland
It’s a seemingly impossible order. Deliver 21st-century health care in a 1950s facility. And yet Parkland is one of the best-run hospitals in the country. Still a new hospital is desperately needed. Our goal is to secure $150 million to fund the $1.2-billion, 868-bed hospital campus on the north side of Harry Hines Boulevard.

I Stand for Parkland

I Stand for Parkland Shop at Whole Foods on Park Lane today and five percent of your purchase benefits the Parkland Burn Center!
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Ways to Give

There are many ways to show your support and we are thankful for that people like you who have embraced our mission and make possible all the good that we do.
Please consider Donating Online as one of the quickest and most effective ways of makeing a difference.  Your generosity is greatly appreciated and impacts so many.


Many people in North Texas and beyond have been positively touched by Parkland. Whether you were a patient, the patient was a friend or loved one or you have a story about Parkland’s efforts to improve health all across our community, please let others know how Parkland improved your life.

Please contact Lauren Graham to share your story!

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